Sabine Lisicki and Melanie Oudin practice at IMG Bollettieri
Mixed in with the thousands of juniors on the IMG Academies’ campus for the Eddie Herr International, two of the WTA’s up-and-coming stars used the perfect weather for a hitting session on Tuesday.
Sabine Lisicki and Melanie Oudin hit for about an hour, working on all parts of their game with their respective coaches intently watching. Nick Bollettieri, keeping a close eye on one of his junior students on a nearby court, came by at the end of the session for a quick photo op.
Lisicki, 21, and Oudin, 19, have featured a very similar WTA career path thus far, with Lisicki reaching a career-high ranking of 22 with one career title (Charleston) and Oudin has risen to 31. The two, however, have never played each other in a WTA single’s match.
Here are some photos from their practice session: